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On Super Bowl Saturday, Torch Fitness hosted a free football-themed workout session at the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel that leaned heavy on the squats, but high-energy instructors kept the crowd moving.
Like an increasing number of fitness studios, MADabolic, which has a location in Old Fourth Ward, builds rest intervals into its high-intensity workouts. They call it “metabolic conditioning,” or “met-con.”
When Laquisha and Kariim Smith opened their first gym together in Atlanta, they literally lived there, sleeping on a futon the floor. A decade later, Body by Kariim Fitness boasts dozens of clients and a strong social media following.
Drag performer Alaska Thunderf*ck, in Atlanta for a Pride-weekend show, shares her thoughts on exercise, meditation, and the rigors of “bucking and twirling onstage.”
Get in a quick Atlanta workout with 9Round, which mixes kickboxing with strength and core stations, Plate Sculpt, which uses a Power Plate to activate the body’s natural reflexes, and F45 Training’s combination of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and traditional circuits.
The lights were dim and the dulcet, alto hum of a cello nearly lulled me to sleep. But this wasn’t the cooldown and savasana of a typical yoga class, its soft playlist emanating from Spotify on a Bluetooth-enabled phone. Tough Love Yoga in Atlanta was hosting one of its live music classes, featuring a cellist who improvised while an instructor took us through restorative poses.
At Buckhead's Redefine by Nina, the manual lymphatic drainage treatment is meant to reduce swelling and make some muscles appear more toned. Does it work? We tested it.
MADabolic, a Charlotte-based athletic fitness studio, opened its first Atlanta location at Studioplex in July. Classes are based on the MAD formula, which stands for three different types of intervals—momentum-based, anaerobic speed, and durability drills.
A franchise that started in similarly landlocked Dallas, Texas, City Surf offers 50-minute classes that combine cardio with weight-training and moves that mimic what you’d do out on the waves, all while balancing atop an unstable surfboard.